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UFC 253 comprehensive highlights: Watch what happened last night at ‘Adesanya vs. Costa’ (Updated)

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The official return to “Fight Island” will get underway this evening (Sat., Sept. 26, 2020) at UFC 253 live on ESPN+ PPV from inside Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., as UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya puts his 185-pound title on the line against undefeated knockout artist Paulo Costa.

But before “Last Stylebender” and “Eraser” lock horns in what many are considering a potential Fight of the Year candidate, the rest of the UFC 253 main card and “Prelims” will play out in devastating fashion (hopefully). From a co-main event title fight between light heavyweights Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz to a welterweight clash pitting Octagon legend Diego Sanchez against “Celtic Kid” Jake Matthews, the UFC 253 fight card should deliver from top to bottom.

We’ve compiled the best of the best below — with all video footage courtesy of UFC and ESPN — and will continue to share the action as it rolls in. Enjoy!



Danilo Marques def. Khadis Ibragimov via UD


Juan Espino def. Jeff Hughes via first-round submission (scarf hold neck crank)


William Knight def. Aleksa Camur via UD


Ludovit Klein def. Shane Young via first-round KO (head kick and punches)


Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Matthews


Brad Riddell def. Alex da Silva via UD


Hakeem Dawodu def. Zubaira Tukhugov via UD


Ketlen Vieira def. Sijara Eubanks via UD


Brandon Royval def. Kai Kara-France via second-round submission (guillotine choke)


Jan Blachowicz def. Dominick Reyes via second-round TKO (punches)


Israel Adesanya def. Paulo Costa via second-round TKO (punches)


For complete UFC 253 results and coverage click here.